On Friday we took the hour drive to Abu Dhabi. We got there about 2:30 and met up with a friend of Daniel’s that he met at A&M. We took a boot about 15 minutes off the coast to this beautiful island. The island had a pool and a nice grassy area where they had a barbeque set up. Our ticket included transportation to the island and all you can drink and all you can eat from 2-10pm. Good thing I brought my conservative bathing suit because I’m pretty sure the guys were wearing more scandalous bathing suits than I was!
There were people from all over the world there; America, Germany, Australia, England, and many more. The “Island Party” was much like the club we had been to the night before. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. I don’t know where they get the energy- they never stopped moving! The food was delicious as well. Of course nothing compares to Texas BBQ, but there was so much to choose from. After a long day in the sun we decided it would be best if we stayed in a hotel and had a chance to explore Abu Dhabi the next day. There were a handful of people in the pool that had waterproof cameras. I first saw one during Spring Break, but there were like 3 at the island party. We found out that only Olympus makes them and they range from $300-$500. The camera is shockproof, water proof, and freeze proof- it’s the coolest thing ever!
That night Daniel and I went to a place in the Embassy Palace called “Embassy.” Derek stayed in and went to bed (how lame I know!). The inside was amazing, just like a palace should be. We met Daniel’s friend there and some of the new people we met on the island. Once again they played “bumping house” music and everyone was bouncing around. It was a great time!